Work Reimagined

$5 Million

Prize Purse

XPRIZE Rapid Reskilling is a $5 million dollar, 30-month competition to quickly reskill under-resourced workers for the digital revolution.


Understanding the impact of workforce development

XPRIZE Rapid Reskilling will forever change the future of work. XPRIZE imagines a future in which all workers can rapidly attain new and more relevant skills to their current workplace -- and their next one. Novel solutions developed in XPRIZE Rapid Reskilling will uplift the labor market in the U.S. and close the widening skills gap. 

XPRIZE Rapid Reskilling reimagines the entire work process from education to employment.

Dr. Angela Jackson

New Profit Future of Work Lead

The Challenge

Under-resourced communities in the U.S. face systemic barriers to learning, mobility, and progress. Core problems impeding effective workforce development include a widening skills gap, deteriorating job quality, and a lack of collaboration between players in the labor market. With an unprecedented digital disruption and adoption caused by COVID-19 comes a new opportunity to radically change the lives of millions of Americans.

XPRIZE Rapid Reskilling will create a future where all workers can rapidly attain new and more relevant skills to equal the pace of technological developments. We’re looking forward to evaluating the impact of the solutions seeking to transform how we train and educate America’s workers.

Dr. Monique Golden

Social Science Lead, XPRIZE Rapid Reskilling

How to Win

The winning team will leverage novel solutions that will rapidly train 350 individuals in 90 days or less at no entry cost, place as many as possible within 60 days, ensure job retention of at least 60 days, and demonstrate exponential adoption by deploying the training solutions for 5,000 individuals in three industries.

Prize Activity

Official launch - June 22nd 2020. Early team registration - June 22nd to October 29th 2020. Regular team registration - October 30th to November 20th 2020. Qualifying round judging - December 2020 to February 2021. Round 2 development and testing - February to November 2021. Round 2 judging - November to February 2022. Round 3 development and testing - February to November 2022. Round 3 judging - November to January 2023. Winners announced - January 2023.

Advisory Board